ERIC Number: ED381253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Using "Developmentally Appropriate Practice" (1987) for Teacher Self-Assessment and Attitudinal Congruence: Summative Results.
Fore, David A.; McLeod, Terry M.
This paper presents the results of a 3-year study that examined the efficacy of using the National Association for the Education of Young Children's (NAEYC) "Developmentally Appropriate Practices" (DAP) guidebook for assessment purposes. It surveyed 49 kindergarten and primary grade teachers and 123 graduate education students enrolled in early childhood graduate courses, using the 23-item and 37-item appropriate-inappropriate criteria for kindergarten and primary teachers, respectively, from the DAP guidebook. The results indicated that the DAP has little value for use as a self-assessment tool, due to ambiguity in the organization and wording of the DAP items. (Contains 15 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see ED 345 843.